An Acton woman wants to plead guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter in the 2010 death of her son, but a Middlesex Superior Court judge wants more background on the woman before making a decision, the Lowell Sun is reporting.
Christina Hancock is accused of murdering her son, Kaydn Hancock, on May 12, 2010. The cause of death was by blunt-force trauma, a medical examiner ruled.
In Middlesex Superior Court on Wednesday, Judge Maureen Hogan held a 30-minute sidebar conference with prosecutors and the defense to discuss a possible plea agreement, the Sun reports.
If the judge is satisfied, Hancock could change her plea then.
Prosecutors seek an eight-to 10-year state-prison sentence, while the defense is seeking far less time behind bars.